Una stagione con Dante: Paradiso
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
- Course Code: LNW13
- Dates: 13/03/24 - 13/03/24
- Time: 18:00 - 20:00
- Taught: Wed, Evening
- Duration: 1 session
- Location: Online
- Tutor: Francesco Bucciol
Course Code: LNW13
Duration: 1 session
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What is the course about?
It is an introduction to the third realm: Paradise. We will talk about the nature of Paradise in Dante’s medieval mind and we will read extracts from the cantos.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
We will look at the general structure of Paradise and touch on the key characters described by Dante. We will read and comment passages from a couple of cantos.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Have an understanding of the structure of Paradise
- Learn the importance of the spiritual guide: Beatrice
- Have a basic grasp of the main theological ideas that influenced Dante’s writing.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This lecture will be conducted in Italian and is therefore aimed at those of you with an advanced level of the language. It is suitable if you are attending Italian 4 or 5 at Citylit or have an equivalent level.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Our courses are characterised by spoken interaction and communication. Typical activities include pair work, group work, role plays and games. A range of resources will be used to support your learning including presentations, hand-outs, and audio-visual material.
Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No other cost. Students will just need to bring a pen and paper.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Any level 4 or 5 Italian courses; other Italian seminars or short courses.
Francesco has taught Italian language classes and literature at City Lit since 2014. He also works as Head of the Classics Department. After graduating with honours in Modern Languages and Literatures (English, German and Serbo-Croat), he moved to London and started teaching Italian at various adult education colleges, which gave him the opportunity to share his interest in Italian language, culture and traditions to a diverse range of students. During this time, he also acquired experience in curriculum management. Francesco currently prepares students for Italian exams. His passion includes philology, Dante, early Italian literature and the history of Italy (primarily the Northeast, where he grew up and was educated).
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.